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How To Treat Fractures

August 16th, 2015 | Posted by Jean Alfonso in Uncategorized
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Overview Of Fractures

  • A fracture is caused by either a fragmented or broken bone
  • Happens when force is placed on the bone
  • Takes place with or without the dislocation of bone fragments

Various Fractures

  • Open fracture: The skin cracks resulting in an open injury
  • Closed fracture: The skin is not cracked
  • Complex fractures: There is harm to the adjacent organs
  • Stress fracture: Hairline crack as a result of recurring anxiety
    A fracture is caused by either a fragmented or broken bone

    A fracture is caused by either a fragmented or broken bone

Symptoms of Fracture

  • The person experiences lots of pain
  • The casualty has trouble moving around
  • There is lots of inflammation, staining, and bleeding
  • There might be an abnormality or unusual twist of the limbs
  • The skin might be tender when pressure is applied

Applying First Aid For Fractures

  • It all depends on the sort and position of the fracture

First Aid For Open Fractures

For Open And Closed Fractures

  • Look to see if the casualty is breathing
  • Make sure the casualty is calm
  • Check to see if any other injuries were sustained
  • Keep the broken wound still and make sure the casualty doesn’t move
  • Place ice to decrease pain and inflammation
  • Phone a doctor for medical assistance and advice

Certain Things You Must NOT DO

  • Don’t rub the affected region
  • Don’t try to straighten the fractured bone
  • Don’t shift the fractured bone without the necessary support
  • Don’t move any of the joints surrounding the fracture
  • Don’t offer any food or liquids to the casualty.

Prevention Of Fractures

  • Make sure you wear defensive pads or helmets while driving
  • Explain to your kids about applying proper safety measures to avoid fractures and what they should do, such as proper first aid.

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